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Reed Smith Elects Sandy Thomas As Global Managing Partner

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Firm's 11th Leader Wins Full Three-Year Term

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reed Smith LLP today announced the election of Alexander Y. "Sandy" Thomas as its Global Managing Partner. Thomas' three-year term as GMP will begin August 1, 2014.

"I am deeply honored to be elected by my partners," said Thomas. "This election fostered an exchange of ideas that was tremendously valuable to our firm, and also confirmed that we are focused on and united under a common goal to provide the highest level of service and value to our clients.  We will now move forward together, as we have always done, to meet the needs of our clients around the world, and remain dedicated to the quality and experience that has made Reed Smith one of the world's elite law firms."

Thomas, former chair of Reed Smith's firmwide Litigation Department, was selected by the Executive Committee as Global Managing Partner in October 2013, when former Global Managing Partner Gregory B. Jordan left the firm to become Executive Vice President and General Counsel of PNC Financial Services Group Inc. Thomas has now been elected by the partners of the firm to a full three-year term.

A 1993 graduate of Washington & Lee University School of Law, Thomas joined Reed Smith in 1999 as part of that firm's combination with Hazel & Thomas P.C.

Based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office, he is the 11th managing partner of the firm in its 137-year history. Before assuming leadership of the firm's 850-member firmwide Litigation Department, Thomas was Vice-Chair of Commercial Litigation, Practice Group Leader of U.S. Eastern Commercial Litigation, and was  twice elected by the partnership to serve on the firm's Executive Committee.

He is a commercial litigator and antitrust counselor with significant experience in antitrust and competition, global regulatory enforcement, commercial compliance matters, and competition-related disputes. Before entering private practice, he was a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and served as Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division.

In addition to building Reed Smith's strong global litigation presence, Thomas, as a member of the firm's leadership team, has played a role in the firm's strategic growth and development, including the firm's expansion throughout the United States and into international markets on three continents.

About Reed Smith
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